The Ancient World Lives Again

The Ancient World Lives Again

I first met Simon Young in November 2016. At the time, Lithodomos VR consisted of little more than a man with a VR headset, a business plan, and a vision to bring the ancient world to life for everyone. In our first encounter, I was fortunate enough to try Lithodomos...
Why Rome?

Why Rome?

I could have labelled this blog post: what did the Romans ever do for us? But I think a more appropriate question is: why Rome? This exact question was directed at me this week when explaining Lithodomos VR to a friend. He asked: but why Rome? What was so special...
Raiders of the Lost Paint

Raiders of the Lost Paint

The ancient sites we see today are a shadow of their former self. Not only in terms of their size and scale, but also their appearance. An important component of any city or town that is often forgotten is colour. The visual presence of a building or monument...
The value of open-source software

The value of open-source software

This week I have been thinking about the pros and cons of open-source software. Open-source software is defined as having its source code freely available for possible modification and redistribution. If you are using a paid piece of software, there is a high chance...
Modern visitor VS ancient world

Modern visitor VS ancient world

Visitor 1: “What did the guide say? Is this the palace or the library?” Visitor 2: “I thought it was the latrines” Visitor 1: “Just take a picture anyway.” Visitor 2: “Don’t you have the camera?” A visitor’s experience can enrich the traveller, or, like the scenario...